Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Murcia Region, a southern European Mediterranean area with low cardiovascular risk and high obesity

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p562
Academic Journal
The article presents a study assessing the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components, awareness of obesity as a health risk and associated lifestyles in Murcia Region, a southern European Mediterranean area with low cardiovascular risk and high obesity. The study revealed that prevalence of MS is comparable to that found in northern Europe and adherence to preventive recommendations and to adequate weight promotion is very low.


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